‘Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials’ Movie Update: Aidan Gillen and Giancarlo Esposito to Join Dylan O’Brien
“Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” is still a couple of months away from its release date. While fans still have quite a long time to wait for Dylan O’Brien to reprise his role as Thomas, Aidan Gillen and Giancarlo Esposito will be joining the second installment to the “Maze Runner” franchise. Read on to learn more about this scoop.
“Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” recently premiered its first official trailer on Thursday, April 23 during the 20th Century Fox CinemaCon presentation. While the trailer gave fans a sneak preview into what is next for Thomas (Dylan O’Brien), Teresa (Kaya Scodelario) and the rest of the gang as they head onto a desert called, “The Scorch.”
In the short clip, a passionate kiss took place between Thomas and Teresa, which left many fans raving for days. Unfortunately, as the gang ends up in a new maze, Teresa discovers that she is no longer the only woman in the group. “The Scorch Trials” introduces new female characters, including Katherine McNamara who will play the role of Sonya, one of the leaders of Group B.
With the addition of new female characters in the story also comes the addition of a couple of male characters in the “Maze Runner” movie sequel. According to MTV, “Breaking Bad” star Giancarlo Esposito will star in the sequel as Jorge. The outlet noted that Jorge is the leader of survivors, who call themselves as “Cranks.” Jorge and the rest of the Cranks will encounter O’Brien and his gang. Esposito has been known for his role as Gus Fring in the series, “Breaking Bad.”
“Game of Thrones” star Aidan Gillen will also be joining the cast. Gillen is known for his role in the HBO series as Petyr Baelish or “Littlefinger.” The teaser trailer showed Gillen recruiting Thomas to WCKD’s cause, but Thomas refuses to join him and he sets foot together with the rest of the gang.
Meanwhile, the third and final installment to the “Maze Runner” franchise titled, “The Death Cure” will be released on Feb. 17, 2017. “The Maze Runner: The Death Cure” will not follow the footsteps of popular book-based movies such as “The Hunger Games” and “Harry Potter,” as the final installment will not be split into two movies, First Showing.Net reported.
“Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” premieres on Sept. 18, 2015.
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